Exploiting Raster Maps for Imagery Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$742,856.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-08-C-0005
Award Id:
77895
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-004-0143
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VIRTUAL ORG (Currently IAVO Research and Scientific)
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific, 1010, Durham, NC, 27701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
059333349
Principal Investigator:
Brad Grinstead
Senior Image Scientist
(919) 433-2410
bgrinstead@iavo-rs.com
Business Contact:
Matthew Heric
CEO
(919) 433-2402
mheric@iavo-rs.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF UTAH
James Taylor
1471 East Federal Way
Salt Lake City, UT, 84102
(801) 581-8536
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The US Air Force seeks innovative technologies to conflate available map data to geospatial imagery. This conflation will allow for supporting imagery analysts as well as automate production in digital terrain database generation facilities. In short, the desired capability should allow the user to generate a conflated, or correlated, data set in an automated fashion. Our proposed solution, ContextMAX offers a grounded and comprehensive approach that utilizes robust image processing and photogrammetric techniques for feature extraction and registration, and visualization techniques for displaying the imagery in its proper geospatial context. ContextMAX includes capabilities to automatically extract features from raster maps, conflate these features as well as additional vector feature data to geospatial imagery, and visualize the conflated dataset using select exploitation tools. We have chosen two exploitation tools being Terrex's TerraVista software suite and Par Government Solutions Company's GV 3.0 image exploitation tool. By this, ContextMAX represents an innovative, low-risk solution for improved contextual awareness to the imagery analyst as well as producing modular geospatial data management and extraction techniques useful to a number of remote sensing and geospatial database applications.

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